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September 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

1974: President Ford and presidential leadership

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It was President Ford’s biggest decision.  It probably hurt the GOP in the 1974 midterm elections.  And it probably cost him the very close presidential election of 1976.

However, it was the right thing to do and further evidence that some presidents lead and others do “hope and change”.

Let’s recall the events of this day in 1974:

“……President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon‘s resignation, pardons his predecessor for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.”

Years later, the JFK Library Foundation presented him its “2001 Profile in Courage Award”.    The award celebrated the fact that President Ford put country over his political ambitions.    

And he did!

We remember presidential leadership today.   President Ford left politics in 1977 and died in 2006.   

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September 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

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Dear Jorge Ramos: I’m not impressed with your tweets of outrage

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President Obama said that he will act on immigration reform after the elections.  I guess that he finally got the memo that a lot of Democrats in red states do not want any more Obama burdens to carry around or reasons to stay away when the President is in town.

Some are not happy with President Obama’s decision, such as Jorge Ramos, Hispanic journalist, and other immigration activists.

Unfortunately, Mr. Ramos spent much of 2008 overlooking Senator Obama’s inexperience or role in killing the work visas that were part of McCain-Kennedy immigration plan.  

Don’t take my word for this.  Read Ruben Navarrette, an honest Hispanic journalist who has been calling it right for years:

Obama tends to forget that, while in the Senate, he supported — at the behest of organized labor — a “poison pill” amendment intended to kill bipartisan attempts at comprehensive immigration reform. And, as president, he failed to make reform a top priority, as he promised Latinos he would.

Like so many in the Spanish speaking media, Jorge Ramos overlooked the reality that was Senator Obama’s record.  Instead, too many in the Spanish media fell for the speeches, the slogans and phrases.  They really wanted to believe that a man who had never done a thing about immigration reform would do so if elected president!

Today, Jorge is angry.  He is now saying that Obama didn’t keep his word on immigration again!

Sorry Jorge but it’s a little too late for your tweets of outrage.  Frankly, I’d be a lot more impressed if you, and so many others like you, would just tell your millions of viewers that you didn’t do your job in 2008.    Apologize to your viewers for checking your journalism suit at the door every time that you interviewed the candidate. 

Sorry Jorge but your outrage just doesn’t do a thing for me!

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September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am